At the June 21 meeting there was considerable discussion about this website and how to make it more useful to the SARS membership. One of the suggestions was to include a section devoted to web links that the members use. As a result John, N6XN added “Member’s Favorites” section to the homepage where these links can be highlighted. I volunteered to update and add the links you want to share.
Do you have a favorite radio website you regularly visit, a blog that you check regularly, a radio project page that you have tried or even your own website that you want to share with everyone? If so John has revamped the contact page and added a “links editor” contact where you can forward your favorites to me and I’ll make sure they get posted. To get it started John has added a couple of his favorites and I added the links that I used in my antenna presentation at the meeting. Check them out and be sure to send me your “favorites”.
By unanimous vote the SARS membership has voted to change the monthly meeting date to the third Tuesday.
The next SARS meeting will be July 19, 2016
The current QST has an interesting article on using a DirecTV satellite dish as a 2-meter antenna. Possibly a great solution for hams bound by CCRs. John Portune, W6NBC has a very interesting video out showing much more detail than seen in QST. He even has a very unusual slot antenna that can be mounted to the roof of a car or RV. (no it does NOT look like a dish!) Watch the entire video here, beginning 20 minutes into the show. HamNation on TWIT
If you have been curious about digital radio on the VHF / UHF bands but not yet decided to “jump in”, this may be of interest to you. Connect Systems has been offering DMR equipment at fairly affordable prices. They have recently announced plans to offer a unit that will cover both DMR and D-star with the same radio. If you like very steep learning curves this may be for you!
Read more about it here: http://www.va3xpr.net/connect-systems-president-jerry-wanger-announces-plans-to-launch-a-combo-dmr-d-star-radio/